Portland Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney

Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

Were you injured in a hit-and-run accident? A hit-and-run is not only illegal, but it is also dangerous for anyone involved. No matter whether you were hurt in a T-bone, rear-end, head-on, or side collision, the impact can leave you dealing with serious damages now and in the future. Individuals who are harmed as a result of a hit-and-run accident may suffer broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, or head injuries. At Paulson Coletti, our Portland auto accident lawyers believe you should receive compensation if you were injured by someone’s negligence.

Call us at (503) 433-3524 for your free consultation.

Responsibilities After an Accident

After an accident, drivers have certain responsibilities. If they do not follow through with these responsibilities and leave the scene of the accident, they may be held liable for a hit and run. These responsibilities are outlined by the Oregon DMV and should be followed after any kind of traffic accident or collision.

A driver’s responsibilities after an accident include:

  • Stop the vehicle and pull over to the safest location if possible
  • Help others if necessary
  • Exchange information including driver’s licenses and insurance
  • Report the accident to the DMV

Anybody who does not comply with these responsibilities may be charged with a hit and run. If injuries occurred, these could be brought up in both the criminal and civil trials. Studies show that 11 out of every 100 traffic accidents nationwide are hit and runs. Unfortunately, when the person to blame for the accident flees the scene, the immediate financial responsibility falls on the victim. It is important to get as much information on the fleeing vehicle as possible. This could prove to be very beneficial in the process as you move forward with your auto accident injury claim.

Keep Records to Help Your Case

It is advisable to keep any related documents such as accident report or medical records. In order to obtain compensation, you must show that the accident was the cause of the injury in question. If you lost a loved one due to a hit and run, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Fatal hit and runs increased 13.7% from 2009 to 2011 which is an alarming statistic.

Paulson Coletti is dedicated to our clients. We know what kind of hardships you are facing as a result of an injury and how scary it can be to not know for sure what can be done to pursue a hit-and-run driver. We analyze every available detail of your case so we can come up with a plan of action dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve.

Call Paulson Coletti today at (503) 433-3524 to get started.